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Posted on May 12, 2004 in War College

Balloons in the American Civil War

Both the Union and Confederate armies used balloons for reconnaissance during the American Civil War, marking the first time that balloons were used in the United States for reconnaissance. The professional aeronaut John Wise was the first to receive orders to build a balloon for the Union army. However, the balloon never was used because it escaped its tethers and was shot down to prevent it from falling into Confederate hands.

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Posted on May 4, 2004 in War College

Stalingrad – A Battle Analysis

Kevin Cook provides Armchair General with a brief overview of the battle of Stalingrad. The battle of Stalingrad was a clash of ideologies that pitted Adolf Hitler's National Socialist Wehrmacht against Josef Stalin's Communist Red Army. Hitler became bent upon taking the city that bore the name of his ideological and military enemy.

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Posted on Apr 7, 2004 in War College

The Battle of An Nasiriyah

March 23rd was the first anniversary of Task Force Tarawa?s bloody battle at An Nasiriyah. One year later, it remains the costliest day of our struggle in Iraq.

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